Secret places and rare islanders

May 26 — June 2, 2019
We just turn everything around…

300 of us have portrayed rare islanders and visited secret places. We observe changes and simply reconstruct Wilhelmsburg, and soon the rest of the world…

We are the w9, the artist group of the Stadtteilschule Wilhelmsburg and in a big exhibition at the Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, we show you what really moves us.

Since the beginning of the school year, around 300 students of the Stadtteilschule Wilhelmsburg are working towards their exhibition at the Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof. For 1 week, they are going to transform the 300sqm of the old waiting room with marvelous clouds, marvelous flowers and Ta’cha elevations, sculptures and installations, drawings, collages and textile works, and to present to the public what they have developed in their studio.

This is already unusual enough, but even more unusual is how the exhibition is coming together: six student curators - Azize, Belfin, Ilknur, Jannik, Leyla and Raoul - have been regularly visiting the artistic directors of the Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof for several months. By them they have been coached in supervising, compiling, organising and producing texts, basically everthing that is part of a successful exhibition.

Since 2007 the students in the art department of the Stadtteilschule Wilhelmsburg see themselves as the artist group w9. Together with their teacher Gundi Wiemer they go through life with art, visit the documenta, art spaces and other places, produce artist books and do exhibitions. It is also about working together, to learn and show oneself.

The Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof is delighted to be part of this experiment and together with the w9 invites you to the exhibition! 

Curators: Azize, Belfin, Ilknur, Jannik, Leyla und Raoul

Accompanied by: Gundi Wiemer with Charlotte Elsholz and Anke Kaphengst (Stadtteilschule Wilhelmsburg) as well as Annette Hans and Rebekka Seubert (Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof)

Installation views (except for waiting pavillion): Tomas Engel